west·​bound | \ ˈwes(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce westbound (audio) \

Definition of westbound

: traveling or heading west

Examples of westbound in a Sentence

Traffic in the westbound lane is backing up.
Recent Examples on the Web Police have fully shut down the eastbound lanes and closed down two westbound lanes in the 6100 block of U.S. 90, at Leon Creek. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Nov. 2021 According to the county Medical Examiner’s Office, Dyar had walked around a road construction sign and into the westbound lanes on SR-78 when she was hit. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2021 The crash closed the westbound lanes of I-480 for more than two hours. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 22 Oct. 2021 The crash was reported shortly before 2:20 a.m. on westbound I-8 near Taylor Street. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2021 The Chevy Trailblazer hit a westbound Saturn SUV driven by a 17-year-old Milwaukie woman who police did not identify. oregonlive, 18 Oct. 2021 The woman was crossing Imperial Avenue mid-block near 49th Street when she was struck by a westbound 2015 Toyota Tacoma, driven by a 52-year-old man, police Officer Sarah Foster said. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2021 Zimmerman was a passenger in an eastbound Lexus sedan that was struck head-on by a westbound Mercedes, according to the preliminary investigation. Brittany Carloni, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Oct. 2021 Police spoke with the truck’s driver, a man, 53, who said that the victim ran westbound into the street from an apartment complex. cleveland, 9 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of westbound

1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of westbound was in 1847

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“Westbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/westbound. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of westbound

: going toward the west


west·​bound | \ ˈwest-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce westbound (audio) \

Kids Definition of westbound

: going west a westbound train


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